Friday, October 09, 2009

This Week's WORD

Because you relied on the king of Aram and not on the LORD your God...even in his illness he did not seek help from the LORD.
2 Chronicles 16:7,12b

This week I read about King Asa, and God caused me to beg of Him to protect my heart. To keep me steadfast in seeking Him.
Just two chapters before the above verses - in which Asa was not seeking God - I had been admiring his devotion to God with these words: "LORD, there is no one like you to help the powerless against the mighty. Help us, O LORD our God, for we rely on you, and in your name we have come against this vast army. O LORD, you are our God; do not let man prevail against you." (2 Chron.14:11)
I cannot help but wonder what happened to Asa's heart between his devotion in chapter 14, and his detachment in chapter 16.
Seriously. I was so moved by Asa's prayer in 14:11. And then in a matter of minutes (Well, it was minutes for me. Don't know how long it was for Asa.) he was completely turning away from the God who so faithfully delivered him. And I don't know why.
All I could do was respond by praying that God would protect my heart, keep me faithful, find me fully devoted to Him all the days of my life.
May we each surrender ourselves to God and seek Him faithfully today and always.
See you back here Monday!

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4 comments:

Proverbs 27:19 said...

This reminds me of my story.

I am so the say way!

smooches,
Larie

On Purpose said...

As I am having a very emotional mommy start to my day...I can 'feel' and relate to the heart that tends to fleshy flucuate...seeking to be fixed in Him and NOT my emotions and feelings!

Edie said...

I can relate to this as well and I echo your prayer. God's reprimand is pretty powerful.

Erica said...

I feel you, I'm studying in I Kings and I keep reading about Godly men whom God has spoken with and the next chapter they are off worshiping other gods (like Solomon). It does make me want to fall to my knees and ask God to show me any idols I have before him (like food, I'm working on that) and to keep my heart focused on him.

Just stopped by from Manda's blog by the way =)!